Armchair BEA 2013: The Classics


Since it is Tuesday and I usually do a Top Ten Tuesday, I think I will do a top ten favorite classics for today. (And since this week is a Freebie Week over at The Broke and the Bookish, this can count twice!) So here they are 6 “adult” and 4 juvenile classics which I love beyond reason.

Pride and Prejudice: 200th Anniversary Edition

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Dracula (Norton Critical Editions)
Dracula by Bram Stoker

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Signet Classics)
A Midsummer Night’s Dreamby William Shakespeare

Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three Stories
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

21 thoughts on “Armchair BEA 2013: The Classics

  1. Love your idea of combining Top Ten Tuesday with the classics. Some of my favs are on your list too!
    Happy ArmchairBEA.

    1. A Wrinkle in Time favorite book when I was 12/13. LOVED IT! Read it over and over until it fell apart.

  2. I looove most of these but The Hobbit? Eek! I’m probably the only person I know who doesn’t like it, lol. Wuthering Heights, though, is a big YES!

    1. Not everyone can groove on Tolkien. That’s OK, Wuthering Heights love makes up for it. 🙂

  3. A Wrinkle in Time is definitely one of my favourites!! I so need to re-read it, because it’s been forever.

    I have to say that I haven’t read a lot of classics that I really fall in love with. I guess I tend to enjoy books that are easier for me to understand. I’m still not sure if that’s a bad thing or not. It’s good to challenge yourself, but on the other hand I read for pleasure and to escape into something. *shrugs* I love that there are all kinds of books out there for people to enjoy.

    1. Classics are a hard one. I remember summer reading was hellish, Steinbeck and Hemingway and Hawthorne. And then one year I got a teacher who assigned Dracula and Frankenstein and 1984 all in one summer. It was the year I realized not all classics were awful. You’ll find some you love or you won’t that is why I love ABEA because we are all welcome.

  4. A lot of people have been recommending The Picture of Dorian Gray! I’ve also got a Wrinkle in Time sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read!

    1. And after you read you can watch the beautiful Ben Barnes in one of the recent movie versions of it. 😀

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